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Old 05-12-2012, 02:31 AM   #11
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Crgm101,

It sounds like you are doing good in your SHTF arsenal! While multiple weapons that use the same ammo are a good idea because they can share, they also typically don't let you diversify, i.e. rifles firing the same cartridge can only be used to take medium game at range. If you already have an SKS, a .22 rifle and a pistol, you may wish to consider a shotgun for taking fowl or heavy brush hunting. Will also take small game with smaller shot, so it becomes a great all-around game getter and defender against multiple attackers.

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Old 05-12-2012, 01:13 PM   #12
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Yes on the 500. You could put a poly-choke on an 18-1/2" barrel or an original 590 (not A1) 20" like me or buy the Field/Security combo for flexibility.

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Old 05-12-2012, 02:09 PM   #13
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Around me i can get a box of 15 slugs for $8 and buck shot is around $4 for a box of five.
What store do you find 15 slugs for $8? Hopefully it's a store that is by my house as well.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:13 PM   #14
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Last time I bought rifled slugs (which was probably around hunting season 2009) I was happy to be able to by a few Remington 15-round value packs from Walmart for $9.75 each OTD. It was relatively plentiful -- back then, during year-one of The First Obama Gun & Ammo Run, buckshot was just not to be found on the shelves 'round here.

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I'm going to parrot everyone else and tell you to get a nice 12 gauge such as a mossberg 500.

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mossberd pump 500 here also its old but works dam good

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I've got a 590a1. I chose the tank (it is really heavy!) because of the parkerized finish. I won't be huffing it anywhere as far as I can tell, but I wouldn't want to. It is pretty heavy. The 590 is also great, but blued is not my fav.

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the cheapest 12ga. shells i have found are @ Aimsurplus.com..nobel sport 00buck 10rds $6.25 a box.of course shipping is extra,but everytime i place an order (weekly) it doesnt matter what im buying,i'll also buy a few boxes of the 00bucks

cheaperthandirt has RIO royal brand??,12ga 00buck a 250rd case for 99.79 im not sure how good they are? but hey,@ 2.50 per 5 rounds is a pretty good deal for buck shot.reminds me of the wolf brand slugs or 00buck prices a few years back. 2 dollars a box

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Love my 30/30 for hunting medium game, a good 12 ga is a must for small game but slugs aren't my first choice for deer/elk. My Model '92 .38/.357 would always be my backup hunting rifle, i've taken many deer with it and it is the same caliber as my handgun which is handy. My choice of shotgun is a tossup, I own both a Remington 870 and a Winchester 1200 and both take 3" shells.

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I added a shotgun to my arsenal as you all suggested. I ended up getting a Mossberg 12 gauge 835 tac turkey I also have a improved cylinder choke ordered for it for home defense use. Need to know what shells to stock up on?
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